eight years back, my sister sent me a card that read,
"God gave us the serenity to accept the things we couldn't change, courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
i found out recently that it's originated from the serenity prayer; very christian, but true nonetheless.
very little things are beyond our reach; death... can only think of that at the moment. for everything else, be brave and fight harder.
if it's not your death, then it can be changed. grow a pair. have courage.